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Rattlesden Memorial

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Memorial for the 447th, serving from Rattlesden Airfield

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  • Ervin Aholt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 447th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Barnette

    Military | First Lieutenant | Supply Officer, 709th Squadron | 447th Bomb Group
    Lt Barnette was the chief supply officer for the 709th squadron. Supply officers were tasked with making sure resources for the group made it to Rattlesden. Lt. Barnette was born in Iowa 1917, died in 1969 while working as a journalist in Western New...

  • Walter Beecroft

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/153645925/walter-h-beecroft

  • William Best

    Military | First Sergeant (1st Grade) | 447th Bomb Group

  • Walter Bloecker

    Military | First Lieutenant | pilot | 447th Bomb Group

  • Charles Bolin

    Military | First Lieutenant | 447th Bomb Group

  • Milton Brislin

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Headquarters-Supply Officer 708 Squadron | 447th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | 447th Bomb Group

  • Warren Callahan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Warran Callahan served as a co-pilot with the 708th Bomb Squadron of the 447th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rattlesden, England.

  • John Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102632 Due Back

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 1/4/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-B] Rattlesden 22/4/44; Missing in Action Ausum A/Fd, Ger 27/8/44 with Hugh Bowers, Co-pilot: Jim Doster, Navigator: George Pasvanis, Bombardier: Leonard Moore, Flight...

  • 42-31154 Shack Happy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 7/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/10/43; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/43 with Norman Wiggin, Ray Hansen, Phil Harper, Andy Bezak, Ken Reynolds, Marvin Olson, Chester Lambert (7 Killed in Action); Phil...

  • 42-97400 Fuddy Duddy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Dow Fd 5/4/44 (LT Edward H. Grossheim crew, as "Little Stinker"); Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 7/4/44 (renamed "Fuddy Duddy"); Missing in Action Misburg...

  • 43-37756 Milk Wagon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Dow Fd 8/6/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/6/44; completed 129 missions with no abort; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 43-37774

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-37830 Lady Jane, Stinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 19/6/44; transferred 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/6/44; battle damaged Soest, Ger 10/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 14/3/45. LADY JANE.

  • 43-38719 Blue Hen Chick

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 8/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; landing accident with Paul Miller 19/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 19:24:26 usxpat Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and media associations
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http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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